The WideNoise Project


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WideNoise is the iPhone and iPod Touch application that samples decibel noise levels, and displays them on a worldwide interactive map.

This presentations explains the why's and how's of the WideTag's WideNoise project.

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The WideNoise Project

  1. 1. WideNoise Infrastructure for an Open Internet of Things Inc. Social environmental noise spime
  2. 2. Why WideNoise?
  3. 3. TODAY TOMORROW Mobile 2.0: iPhone + Android. Connected objects and sensors will Social electronics. evolve in a global realtime Internet Social networks as aggregators. of Things. Shift from hardware to software.
  4. 4. Both machines and people are required as core elements of the next generation infrastructures. The Internet of Things will be anticipated by an Advanced Mobility phase where mobile phones are equipped with sensors.
  5. 5. Bruce Sterling defined a spime as: SPIME = SPace + tIME A new category of objects aware of their surroundings. (SPACE) POSITION: GPS (TIME) MEMORY: Local + Cloud COMMUNICATION: Near Field + Internet SENSES: Hardware sensors
  6. 6. What is WideNoise?
  7. 7. Noise is pollution as well. An often ignored form of pollution. We live surrounded We are accustomed Still, we feel relieved by all kinds of sound to this continuous when that stressful around us. background noise. noise disappears.
  8. 8. WideNoise helps you better understand the soundscape around you.
  9. 9. WideNoise is an early form of SPIME.
  10. 10. Distributed on the Apple App Store
  11. 11. How is WideNoise designed?
  12. 12. CORE DESIGN DRIVERS: Ergonomy Green Social Simplicity
  13. 13. Ergonomy Appealing, but not too much to harm the results. Reporting UI calibrated Reading UI designed to minimize “test” to be nice and to aid behavior and fake comprehension of results. noise.
  14. 14. Green WideNoise raises awareness on noise pollution. Read the See with your own Share the noise aggregated noise eyes the noise you’re getting on data from all the around you. social media. world.
  15. 15. Social The data is social, shared in the cloud. Take a noise sample. blogs
  16. 16. Simplicity Everything happens at the push of a button. Noise GPS analysis Location Cloud Social uploading sharing Seems simple... because it’s designed to be simple.
  17. 17. Each sound level is represented as a symbolic noise emitter: 10db 20db 30db 40db 50db 60db 70db 80db 90db 100db 110db 120db Nobody knows how much noise is “65db”, but everyone knows the noise level of a TV!
  18. 18. A sleeping cat and a A TV and a yellow A car and an orange green hue: living hue: I will stay just hue: I will probably here will be nice. as long as I need to. try to avoid this area.
  19. 19. What is the platform?
  20. 20. WideNoise is a spime: it’s based on the next generation computing paradigm. Platform Order of PCs ~ 108 Mobiles ~ Humans ~ 109 Spimes > 1010
  21. 21. A platform optimized for extremely large sensor networks and massive data collection, supporting distributed parallel data processing.
  22. 22. Social Networks INTERNET WideNoise SPIMES Data Aggregators INTERNET WideSpime CLOUD PLATFORM Semantic Web INTERNET
  23. 23. All the generated data can be analyzed and re-aggregated.
  24. 24. Who designed WideNoise?
  25. 25. Davide Design & Visual & UI Development Casali Aaron Design & Audio Development Brancotti Leandro Vision & Design Agrò Roberto Platform Design & Development Ostinelli Luisella Visual Brustolon
  26. 26. Who talks about WideNoise?
  27. 27. DESIGN MAGAZINE (USA) 2009-01-27
  28. 28. NEWS (USA) 2009-08-10
  29. 29. Reuters NEWS (ITALY) 2009-08-19
  30. 30. TECHNOLOGY MAGAZINE (ITALY) 2009-08-27
  31. 31. NEWS (USA) 2009-09-17
  32. 32. TECH NEWS (USA) 2009-12-08
  33. 33. Twitter SOCIAL NETWORK (WORLD)
  34. 34. FOR MORE INFO: Infrastructure for an Open Internet of Things Inc.
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